Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pro Hemp Senator Ted Kennedy - Well Done!!!

The USA Hemp Museum joins other hempsters around the world as we honor the passing of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a true American hero.

The Kennedy family has a long association with the hemp plant.

Senator Kennedy's support of the addition to the 2007 FDA REVITALIZATION ACT, an amendment to 'expand and strengthen the coalition supporting medical cannabis' while working with the hemp organization Americans For Safe Access, opened the door wider for the modern hemp movement. We have a right to do all we can to get/be/stay healthy, including with medical hemp.

From a press release posted at the senator's office:


April 30, 2007

"This week, the Senate has the opportunity to set a new and better direction for the safety of the prescription drugs and medical devices that make such a profound difference in the lives of our people….."

Miscellaneous Provisions 

The bill contains two amendments adopted in committee: one on medical marijuana and the other on drug labeling.  It also makes a technical correction to two bills enacted last year:  the BARDA legislation and the NIH reauthorization.”

The bill reads:  Page 7

S. 1082 – The FDA Revitalization Act - "This provision would require those who produce, market or sell marijuana for medical uses to comply with the same rules that pharmaceutical manufacturers are legally bound to follow."

Some of the fruits are found in the surge of thousands of medical marijuana clubs throughout America, more than 800 hemp dispensaries just in Los Angeles according to the Christian Science Monitor.  New clubs are springing up around the nation as reports of economic recovery are in the wind.  Even the city of Oakland, CA is using a hemp tax to begin to pull themselves into financial abundance.  Hemp makes a great set of laces in the bootstrapping process called life.

To share your thoughts with the Kennedys’ visit the family's memorial site and sign the guest book .  His senate site will be up for another two months.

For more on hemp visit the USA Hemp Museum.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Asset Forfeiture, The Donald Scott Case

"A large and growing list of Americans -- now numbering in the hundreds of thousands -- who have been victimized by civil asset forfeiture. Under civil asset forfeiture, everything you own can be legally taken away even if you are never convicted of a crime.

Donald P. Scott, age 61, owned and lived on a 200-acre property known as the Trails End Ranch, in the Ventura County portion of Malibu. California. On October 2, 1992, while serving a search warrant at the ranch, Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies shot Donald Scott, resulting in his death. "

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some facts about Hemp

Only one thing. Hemp is marijuana.

Same plant, different THC levels.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Obama Raids Marijuana 'Rastafarian' Church, Two Other Dispensaries, Kills Dog - August 2009

Rev. Eddy Lepp, now the Rastafarian Church, it's still illegal to pray with hemp.

Artist statement:

"Task Force Raids LA Marijuana Dispensaries, Shoots Dog -- Los Angeles Police Killed A Dog Raiding Medical Marijuana Dispensary - Obama Pro Pot Lies Continue!

On Feb 25, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that ending federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries "is now American policy."

In March Obama Raided a San Francisco Club.

On August 20th Police arrested three people during the raid Thursday night at the Royal Temple of Zion in Echo Park. Authorities say the facility has not applied for a hardship permit like all the other medical marijuana dispensaries, so selling the marijuana is illegal. About two pounds of marijuana were seized.

The raid came after nearby residents told police illegal drugs were being sold at the location.

Those associated with the temple say it is a Rastafarian ministry, and it has the legal right to sell marijuana to the sick.

"This is a church run medical marijuana club providing medical marijuana for sick people, but we do it as a church," said Pastor Craig Rubin.

"We don't just provide marijuana, we provide for their safety, their security. Every day we give everyone a place to congregate," said Nathan Wade, a member of the Royal Temple of Zion.

Los Angeles police say they acted on several complaints. An officer walked into the facility and watched marijuana stored in mason jars being distributed.

"Once the officer made the observation he notified the northeast station, where the narcotics officers came out, took a look at the location and secured a search warrant," said LAPD Lt. Joseph Satow.

Pastor Rubin believes police are targeting those that have been vocal about legalizing the drug.

"They seem to be particularly picking out people who have applied for these hardships who speak out," said Pastor Rubin.

Members say because this is a place of worship they have not done anything illegal.

"It's because we believe a cannabis from Revelations 22 is a plant for the healing of all nations and that people should have access to this plant. It's not only benign, it's benevolent," said Pastor Rubin.

Police say they are simply being proactive and responding to complaints.

Last week, the LAPD raided two businesses in west Los Angeles that also claimed to be medical marijuana dispensaries"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brad Pitt Rolls The Best Joints - Interview 8/14/2009

MARIJUANA ADVOCATE REVEALS BRAD PITT'S POT PAST - A Los Angeles stoner guru has exposed movie hunk BRAD PITT as a one-time weed-smoking beach bum, who used to live to get high.

Now a responsible dad of six, Pitt recently revealed he no longer smokes anything, but one old pal claims the actor used to boast of toting pot on movie sets with big-name co-stars.

Craig Z. Rudin, who used to run 2000 BC, the trendy drug paraphernalia shop Pitt once frequented, tells America's Globe tabloid, "It was no secret Brad liked to smoke pot. He was so open and honest about it. It seemed to me all he wanted to do was smoke weed, make movies and go to the beach.

"He'd come into the shop all the time. He came in once and was excited about smoking with one of his very big-name co-stars. 'We blaze (smoke pot) every day in his trailer,' Brad boasted. He had a huge grin on his face."

Rudin claims Pitt, who was once spotted wearing a T-shirt with 'I live for hemp' emblazoned on it, and a sweater bearing a large marijuana leaf printed on it, was such a fan of drug culture, he gave the crew of one film decorative bongs he'd bought from 2000 BC as gifts.

The marijuana advocate, who is now running for Mayor of Los Angeles, claims Pitt brought ex-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow into his Melrose Avenue store, but the actress was far from impressed.

Meanwhile, a longtime friend of Pitt's tells the Globe the movie hunk is much "clearer" now he's given up pot.

He says, "His whole life has changed since he stopped smoking pot. He found he was thinking clearer and feeling better."

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cops: Legalize Drugs to Save Our Lives

Former Baltimore cops Neill Franklin and Peter Moskos say we should legalize drugs to prevent police officers from dying in the line of fire of the senseless "war on drugs." Both are members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which any citizen can join for free at

Medical Marijuana - Cures Brain Cancer

"One of the great ironies in the debate over marijuana's medical applications is that the drug may prove to be vastly more useful than many marijuana activists even realize. As the U.S. government continues to block medical marijuana research, scientists around the world are discovering new and exciting possibilities:

Investigators at Bar-Ilan University in Israel report that the administration of THC significantly affects the viability of GBM cells. Glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of glioma (brain cancer), strikes some 7,000 Americans annually, and generally results in death within one to two years following diagnosis.

"THC [is] an essential mediator of cannabinoid antitumoral action," investigators concluded. "

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Marc Emery's Farewell Speech in Vancouver

Marc gives a passionate, funny and informative speech to the Vancouver faithful. go to for more details about his tour and the upcoming Worldwide Rally for The Prince of Pot protest September 19.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

4:20 at Seattle Hempfest

Filed August 16, 2009 - 4:20 at the Seeley Memorial Stage at Seattle Hempfest with Ed Rosenthal.

Thanks for laying it on the line Ed Rosenthal, which you do so well.

We're here and we're not going away.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Seattle Hempfest 2009 Promo

This weekend in Seattle - Seattle Hempfest 2009

Celebrate hemp.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bruce Margolin - Criminal Defense Attorney - Representing Weed Connection

One of the best lawyers in the country is Bruce M. Margolin - Attorney at Law. His book, The Margolin Guide gives an easy access, thorough, state by state breakdown of laws regarding marijuana use.

Atty. Margolin specializes in Criminal Defense in the State of California - Author of The Margolin Guide - Director of Los Angeles National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) - Advisor of Californians for Compassionate Use - Legal Council for The California Hemp Initiative and was a Candidate for Governor of California 2004.

The late Sister Somayah Kambui would credit the advice shared by Atty. Margolin as key in her many legal successes concerning her right to grow hemp as medicine for sickle cell and cancer in her Los Angeles back yard. It was Sister Somayah who first noted that the DEA only shows up at harvest time.

To reach Bruce Margolin, Esq or his dynamic daughter Allison who is also a great hemp attorney call 1-800-420-LAWS (5297) - or visit the website .

New Hemp Economics Solution Book


By Richard M. Davis, Founder & Curator USA Hemp Museum

New Hemp Economics Book Now Available at

For Immediate Release

Richard M. Davis of the USA Hemp Museum, has released another amazing book in his Hemp For Victory: Vol. 5 The Trillion Dollar Crop. (H4VTT$C)

H4VTT$C is an in depth museum tour of articles and artifacts that prove hemp is the solution to our economic crisis. This simple work has the ability to conclude the ridiculous conversation; Can hemp help heal our economy too? In essence, since hemp was a billion dollar crop in 1938, as explained in the famous Popular Science article, by any economic calculator, the USA’s number one cash crop is at least a mostly tax-free trillion dollar crop.

H4VTT$C was reviewed on the Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute site by economist Jay Greathouse of Raw Materials Econ - excerpt below.

“Richard M. Davis and the USA Hemp Museum have produced an amazing 250 page book documenting the history and current potential for commercial hemp production called Hemp For Victory: Volume 5 The Trillion Dollar Crop.

This rare voice of sanity lays out the overwhelmingly positive scientific perspective on commercial hemp. As more voices ask for the open dialog long sought by those opposed to the needless waste of the so-called War On Drugs the value of this new book becomes self-evident.

Career politicians prove once again that campaign promises regularly become orphaned IOUs with little likelihood of ever being redeemed. At best they can only follow the lead of knowledgeable citizens and the USA Hemp Museum provides this book for citizens curious about the science regarding commercial hemp.

If we do not allow science to drive policy then policy becomes driven by ideology. History provides ample evidence on the predictable failure of policy driven by ideology.”

Hemp is a growth industry. The Christian Science Monitor recently reported that there are about 800 medical marijuana clubs in Los Angeles. Could that have an impact on the recent drop in unemployment claims?

Davis was featured in July ‘09 LAJEMM , pages 41 & 52 of the historic Los Angeles Journal for Education on Medical Marijuana . The Hemp For Victory series, A Global Warming Solution, The Wonder Herb and The Trillion Dollar Crop are available at

For interview send email to


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hemp For Victory: Vol. 5 The Trillion Dollar Crop

Now available on

Book Review published on the Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute site by Jay Greathouse of

RSS Raw Materials Econ

"Richard M. Davis and the USA Hemp Museum have produced an amazing 250 page book documenting the history and current potential for commercial hemp production called Hemp For Victory: Volume 5 The Trillion Dollar Crop.

This rare voice of sanity lays out the overwhelmingly positive scientific perspective on commercial hemp. As more voices ask for the open dialog long sought by those opposed to the needless waste of the so-called War On Drugs the value of this new book becomes self-evident.

Career politicians prove once again that campaign promises regularly become orphaned IOUs with little likelihood of ever being redeemed. At best they can only follow the lead of knowledgeable citizens and the USA Hemp Museum provides this book for citizens curious about the science regarding commercial hemp.

If we do not allow science to drive policy then policy becomes driven by ideology. History provides ample evidence on the predictable failure of policy driven by ideology.

Science observes nature, the world as we experience it in our daily lives, and constructs organizational systems to aid our understanding of the world and our place in it. These scientific organizational systems remain open to modification as discovered facts dictate.

Ideologies, on the other hand, start not with the facts but with someone’s dreams and fantasies. Facts may never contribute to the process of refining ideologies and if they prove contrary to ideology are conveniently ignored if not outright suppressed.

Disinformation and other forms of creative lying create the illusion of facts that prop up the dysfunctional ideologies that impoverish all of human existence. Hemp For Victory: Volume 5 The Trillion Dollar Crop dispels misleading illusions with such a volume of scientific verifiable facts as to nullify the power of dysfunctional ideologies intended to make us all criminals in our own communities.

What more can we hope than to be freed from burden of lies that only contribute to increasing needless pain, suffering and all too often pointless death at the hand of militarized police agencies?

This freedom can be yours at no cost to you because Richard M. Davis and the USA Hemp Museum now offer Hemp For Victory: Volume 5 The Trillion Dollar Crop as a FREE PREVIEW EBOOK EDITION. Please be advised this is currently a working copy and I do not know what will be its fate with publication of hard copies and the ebook final version becoming available in mid-June, 2009.

Honest factual information can lift the veil of illusion that gives power to ideologies. You can take steps now towards abandoning ideology and embracing science by obtaining your own copy of this book.

By sharing this book you also help to free your friends, family and community from blind obedience to enslaving ideologies. Be informed, it is one essential right you still have the ability to exercise.

Special mention must be made of Brenda Kershenbaum for her brilliant research, Art Director Sherwood Akuna for the stunning series book covers and art work and the awesome Editor, J. Nayer Hardin of Computer Underground Railroad Enterprises.

Disclaimer: We are quoted and mentioned in the book as “great hemp activists.” All I can say is that we aspire to resembling that remark." (Note: You're awesome, inspiring activists on the hemped path to victory.)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Marc Emery on CKNW radio

Here's Marc responding to Health Canada's bogus report about the dangers of cannabis along with idiotic remarks by the host and a newspaper "journalist".

Michigan Medical Marijuana Expo 2009

Detroit is hosting it first annual Michigan Marijuana Expo.

Article is posted from the Detroit News

"This is the first year of the expo, and the goal is to inform attendees about the law, educate them about choices and to show there are many available jobs, organizers said.

"This industry is booming," expo organizer Hillary Dulany said. "As quick as someone shows up, I can put them to work. There is a need for doctors, lawyers, secretaries, laborers and accountants. The supply (of workers) can't keep up with the demand."

On Saturday, more than 1,000 people had visited the expo at Michigan Avenue and 22nd Street, Dulany said. She said the amount of people who showed despite the day's steady rain was a surprise. Events are held inside a building and outside under tents.

"This is bigger than I anticipated," she said. "We wanted to keep it small, but word got out."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

History of Weed

From the great television show on Showtime, WEEDS, a flash card class.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oakland, California become the first U.S. city passes landmark marijuana tax !!!

Vote Hemp Reports - Oregon Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law

Vote Hemp, Inc.
Adam Eidinger
Communications Director
phone: 202-744-2671
Tom Murphy
National Outreach Coordinator
phone: 207-542-4998 or

Oregon Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law
New State Program for Hemp Farmers to be Established

SALEM, OR (August 4, 2009) - Vote Hemp, the leading grassroots advocacy organization working to give back farmers the right to grow industrial hemp (the oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis), enthusiastically supports the decision of Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to sign SB 676 into law today. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 46 to 11 and the Senate by a vote of 27 to 2, permits the production, trade and possession of industrial hemp commodities and products. With the Governor's signature, it now makes a politically bold commitment to develop hemp in a state whose slogan is "Oregon - We Love Dreamers."

"I am glad that Oregon has joined the other states that have agreed that American farmers should have the right to re-introduce industrial hemp as an agricultural crop," says SB 676 sponsor, Sen. Floyd Prozanski. "By signing SB 676 into law, which passed the Oregon Legislature with strong bi-partisan support, Governor Kulongoski has taken a proactive position allowing our farmers the right to grow industrial hemp, to provide American manufacturers with domestically-grown hemp, and to profit from that effort." The new law sets up a state-regulated program for farmers to grow industrial hemp which is used in a wide variety of products, including nutritious foods, cosmetics, body care, clothing, tree-free paper, auto parts, building materials, fuels and much more. Learn more about hemp at

"Oregon's federal delegation can now take this law to the U.S. Congress and call for a fix to this problem, so American companies will no longer need to import hemp and American farmers will no longer be denied a profitable new crop," comments Vote Hemp Director, Patrick Goggin. "Under current federal policy, industrial hemp can be imported, but it cannot be grown by American farmers. Hemp is an environmentally-friendly crop that has not been grown commercially in the U.S. for over fifty years because of a politicized and misguided interpretation of the nation's drug laws by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). While a new federal bill in Congress, HR 1866, is a welcome step, the hemp industry is hopeful that the Obama administration will recognize hemp's myriad benefits to farmers, businesses and the environment," adds Goggin.

Many businesses in Oregon manufacture, market and sell hemp products, including Living Harvest, The Merry Hempsters, Wilderness Poets, Earthbound Creations, Sweetgrass Natural Fibers, Sympatico Clothing, Mama's Herbal Soaps and Hempire. Living Harvest of Portland was recently ranked the third-fastest-growing company in Oregon, as awarded by The Portland Business Journal's "Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies" annual award. "We are looking forward to the opportunity to invest in hemp processing and production locally," says Hans Fastre, CEO of Living Harvest. "This new law represents another step towards heightening the hemp industry's profile within mainstream America and making hemp products more accessible to businesses and consumers."

These Oregon-based companies have been on the leading edge of the growing hemp food and body care markets, which are currently estimated by the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) to be $113 million in North American annual retail sales. The HIA estimates the 2008 annual retail sales of all hemp products in North America to be about $360 million. By allowing U.S. farmers to once again grow hemp, legislators can clear the way for a "New Billion-Dollar Crop."

Hemp Farming Gains Support from More State Governments and Law Enforcement

According to the Illinois Valley News, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said that he supports the legalization of industrial hemp. "I think it's a good idea," Gilbertson said in the article which appeared on July 29. "I think it's a viable crop, and the entire county could benefit from it."

On June 9, with little fanfare, Maine Governor John Baldacci signed the Maine hemp farming bill, LD 1159, into law. Maine's House had previously passed the bill without objection, and the Senate later passed it by a strong vote of 25 to 10. The bill establishes a licensing regime for farming industrial hemp, although the licensing is contingent upon action by the federal government. Maine had previously passed a study bill that also defined industrial hemp. Like North Dakota, the new law in Oregon does not require a federal permit to grow industrial hemp.

During the 2009 legislative session, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Vermont all passed pro-hemp laws, resolutions or memorials. Sixteen states have passed pro-hemp legislation to date, and eight states (Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia) have removed barriers to its production or research. Like North Dakota, where farmers are in a federal court battle over their rights to grow hemp under state law without fear of federal prosecution, the new law in Oregon does not require a federal DEA permit to grow hemp.

About Vote Hemp

Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for low-THC industrial hemp and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to once again grow this agricultural crop. More information about hemp legislation and the crop's many uses may be found at or BETA SP or DVD Video News Releases featuring footage of hemp farming in other countries are available upon request by contacting Adam Eidinger at 202-744-2671.

Vote Hemp, Inc.
Adam Eidinger
Communications Director
phone: 202-744-2671
Tom Murphy
National Outreach Coordinator
phone: 207-542-4998

Willie Nelson - Amazing Grace

Especially at times when victory is at hand, i.e. Oregon farmers can grow industrial hemp and folks in Oakland, CA can buy weed and pay tax on it, let's take a moment and say prayers of gratitude and faith.

Light what makes you happy and enjoy international hempster Willie Nelson leading in this great rendition of the freedom song "Amazing Grace."

"Willie Nelson at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, January 23, 2007. Here Willie sings Amazing Grace from his recent album Songbird (and from his second Columbia album The Sound Of Your Mind from the mid 70's).

Notice the harmony provided by the audience! "

Monday, August 3, 2009

Yes We Cannabis!

From one of our favorite television shows, Weeds on Showtime.

Legal Marijuana Patient George McMahon, Part 1

Above is a most excellent testimonial on how medical hemp has helped with healing. End hemp prohibition now. We must stop it being illegal for people to heal themselves.

"October, 2008 - Born with Nail Patella Syndrome and faced with immenient death, Iowan George McMahon was offered a Cannabis (marijuana) cigarette in his hospital room and said "Yes". A week later he left the hospital and embarked on a journey that resulted in his inclusion in the U.S. government's "Compassionate IND" (Investigational New Drug) program.

Today, he is one of only four Americans legally receiving the government-grown Cannabis.

Interview conducted by Mark Pedersen of the Cannabis Patient Network:

The government has never been interested in evaluating the results of it's medicinal marijuana program, so Patients Out of Time commissioned a series of intensive physical and mental tests on the IND patients. The "Missoula Study" (Chronic Cannabis Use Study) results were presented at our 2002 Cannabis Therapeutics Conference:

DVDs are available from Patients Out of Time"